Day Boat Packing

5 Essentials To Pack For Your Day On The Water

There’s nothing better than spending a hot summer day floating around on your favorite vessel. Whether you’re heading out on your own boat, tagging along with a friend, or renting a pontoon for the day, it’s important to plan ahead and prepare the essentials. Now wait a second, we’re not talking about the items that...

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West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

West Marine Launches “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” Social Media Contest through July 4th West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, offering participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card. CONTEST ENDED....

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Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names chosen by boaters – compare top boat names from 2016, 2015 and 2014 So you just bought a boat and now you have the big decision of what to name it (and you thought shopping for the ideal boat size and model was a...

Waxhead sun defense food

Healthy Energy Bars Packed with Sun Defense Antioxidants Ideal for Boating

All natural, delicious and rich in antioxidants – Waxhead sun defense foods help boaters “thrive in the sun” SPONSORED POST We received free samples from Waxhead Sun Defense Foods in exchange for a review on, however opinions expressed in this article are based on real experiences with the product as a boater. There is no doubt that boaters...

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10 Cool Boat Names Docked at My Marina

A roundup of boats (with beautiful boat photos) emblazoned with some of our favorite cool boat names at our marina One of the things we like to do at our marina is walk the docks and check out other boats. We like to see the different styles, imagine what it might be like on a bigger...

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The Bitter-Sweet End of Boating Season

Seasonal boaters reflect on the end of boating season with mixed feelings As boating season winds down, boaters can’t help but have a few mixed feelings about it coming to a… gulp… end. For us seasonal boaters, boating season typically lasts from late April to early October. It may be longer for others who don’t mind...

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Boat Cruise Under Chesapeake Bay Bridge [VIDEO]

What’s it like cruising under one of the “scariest bridges in the world”? Watch this 60 second boat cruise under the Bay Bridge! Chesapeake Bay is home to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland (also known to many as just the “Bay Bridge”). The bridge serves as a vital link, connecting the state’s rural Eastern Shore...

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Tips and Gear for Boating with Dogs

  It’s great when you can bring the whole family boating – and for us, that includes our dog George. George is a Hungarian Vizsla, and like all Vizslas, he loves the water. However, bringing a dog on board means there’s a few things you need to remember. First, let’s get the bad stuff out of...

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Father’s Day Boating Activities and Gift Ideas for Dad

A round-up of ideas to celebrate Father’s Day on the boat… with boat-inspired gifts and dad-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy Those iconic “dad moments” that your kids will always remember are most likely happening on your boat. Taking the boat for a cruise, casting a line, digging for clams in the bay… these are the classic...

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